Teacher of Geography, Burton on Trent, DE13 0LL

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The de Ferrers AcademyBurton on Trent, DE13 0LL

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Start date: November 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS/UQT
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About Us

We are proud to base our approach to learning on an “Aspire and Achieve” ethos. We benefit from a strong local reputation which is the reason we have increased our admission number to 410. Our expansion has been facilitated by the acquisition of a third site for our popular Sixth Form in the town centre. This has led to a re-organisation of our students, with Year 7 and Year 8 educated at the Dove Campus and Years 9-11 at the Trent Campus, which are half a mile apart. 

We were delighted by our January 2017 Ofsted inspection which emphasised the outstanding aspects of our work, including high levels of progress and attainment. We value our staff team, and this is reflected in the wide range of professional development opportunities which are offered both internally and externally. In recent years, we have developed an international reputation for learning technologies, becoming both an Apple Distinguished School and Regional Training Centre; we provide a 1-to-1 iPad programme for all students in Year 9 - Year 13.

The Department

The Humanities Faculty is a strong team of twelve well-qualified staff teaching specialist subjects. Humanities is led by a Director of Learning, supported by a Lead Teacher and three Key Stage Leaders (KSL).  

There are well-equipped specialist rooms on both campuses, boasting an excellent selection of varied resources. It is Faculty policy to ensure access to new technologies: for example, all rooms have an interactive whiteboard, enhancing the use of interactive learning across the Key Stages. The Humanities Faculty is at the forefront of iPad use in the Academy. 

There is a very healthy take-up at GCSE and AS/A Level in all subjects, with significant levels of improvement over the last four years. Students from the Humanities subjects opt to continue their education at universities in a wide range of disciplines.  

At Key Stage 4, we follow the New AQA Geography course which considers: the challenge of natural hazards, the living world, physical landscapes in the UK, urban issues and challenges, the changing economic world and the challenge of resource management. At Key Stage 5 we study AQA Geography. Topics include physical topics, such as water and carbon cycles, hazards and coastal landscapes, and human topics including changing places, contemporary urban environments and global governance.

The Role

You will be highly qualified and able to support in the promotion of excellent standards of student learning, achievement, progress, attainment and behaviour through working effectively and collaboratively. Passionate about your specialist subject, you will seek to positively impact your field and Academy. 

We welcome applications from experienced or newly qualified Geography teachers. For NQTs, we offer an excellent NQT programme and enhanced employment offer.  

In Return

We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes: 

  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Taste Card;
  • discounts for days out, shopping, holidays and much more, with different offers each month;
  • access to a fully fitted fitness suite, located on-site. 


The Next Step

All prospective candidates are very welcome to tour our Academy and meet with members of the faculty as well as with our students. We are situated on the rural outskirts of Burton upon Trent, within easy access of Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby. 

This role offers an exceptional opportunity to the successful candidate. If you wish to join this dynamic Academy, we look forward to hearing from you. Find out more by clicking here

Closing date: 9.00am on Friday, 11th October 2019

Interview date: Friday, 18th October 2019  

You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons, we cannot accept CVs.

If you do not hear back after five working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage. 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK. 



More about The de Ferrers Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Trent Campus, St. Mary's Drive, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0LL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1283 247700